I originally wrote this post for the Hysterectomy Association when I was writer in residence of their annual writing competition earlier this year.
Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized smoke because it should only last as long as a cigarette (thanks Wikipedia).
The organisers of the annual Bridport Prize have come up with a useful working definition.
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